10.07.2011 (Intro to African History)

10.07.2011 (Intro to African History) - 10/07/2011

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10/07/2011 Introduction to African History Gikuyu System of Government Gikuyu has system of democracy long before the Europeans came Different family councils; father is the head of household and there is a nuclear  power relation between husband and wife. However, once you step out of the  household into the community, the village counsel is made up of the men of each  household, through election by virtue of merit (not inherited).  1. Children under 18 and women are not included in the power relation 2. For the gov’t, have to be 30+ The district counsel is made up of the heads of the family counsels; representing  the entire nation. Also elected into this position, based purely on merit.  Vote for leaders and other things among the Gikuyu is majority based, therefore it  takes longer to come to a decision because they must debate for a while and come  to a middle point in the decision.
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